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Anglian Water begins £1.9million investment into Norwich’s water network

10 March 2020


Anglian Water will begin work early next month to install 3km worth of new pipe in Norwich as part of a £1.9million investment from the water company.


The work will see 3km of new water and sewer pipes installed along Salhouse Road, connecting the new developments between Wroxham Road, Plumstead Road East and parts of Rackheath to water and sewerage services while ensuring resilience for existing customers as local demand grows. The scheme is expected to be completed by December 2020.


David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “Norwich is a rapidly growing, thriving city and a regional economic powerhouse so supporting sustainable growth in the city is important. We’re duty bound to supply new homes with clean safe drinking water, and at the same time investment in schemes like this is key to ensure our network is resilient for our existing customers in the area.


“We’re doing everything we can to minimise disruption for local people and businesses. As well as laying sewer and water pipes simultaneously, we’re working with the developer’s contractors, who will be installing power cables under our road closure.


“We’ll be holding a community drop in session at Thorpe End Village Hall on 13 March 2020 between 5pm – 7pm for local residents to find out more about the project, with staff on hand to answer any questions they may have.”


Once work begins, teams will be onsite from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend work to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. However, access to properties will be maintained at all time for residents and businesses on Salhouse Road.


For more information on the scheme, along with some Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Anglian Water website at: